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Howard Richmond Henry BUTLER

Regimental number34051
Place of birthMelbourne, Victoria
SchoolMelbourne Grammar School, Victoria
Other trainingUniversity of Melbourne, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
Address'Studley', Toorak Road, Toorak, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinFather, Walter R Butler, 'Studley', Toorak Road, Toorak, Victoria
Previous military serviceServed in the Royal Australian Engineers, Victoria.
Enlistment date15 June 1916
Rank on enlistmentGunner
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade, March 1917 Reinforcements
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/128/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A11 Ascanius on 11 May 1917
Rank from Nominal Roll2nd Lieutenant
Unit from Nominal RollAustralian Flying Corps Details
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularKilled in a flying accident.
FateDied as a result of accident 2 June 1918
Place of death or woundingTarnberry, Scotland
Age at death21
Age at death from cemetery records21
Place of burialGirvan (Doune) Cemetery (Row M, Grave No. 10), Scotland
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Walter and Emelie BUTLER, 'Studley', Toorak Road, Toorak, Melbourne, Victoria
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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